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Barbados Pride win by innings

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

Barbados Pride win by innings

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BRIDGETOWN – Barbados Pride defeated the Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 56 runs within the first 20 minutes of play on the fourth and final day of their WICB Regional Professional Cricket League first-class sixth round match at Kensington Oval here Monday.

Resuming on the final day from 134 for seven overnight, still 66 runs in areas, the Volcanoes surrendered meekly, losing their last three wickets for only 10 runs in 4.3 overs to be all out for a meagre 144 runs.

Fast bowler Miguel Cummins had both Shane Shillingford and Kenroy Peters caught by wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich for 17 and five respectively to finish with three for 42 in 11.3 overs.

Off-spinner Ashley Nurse, the only other bowler used today, took the other wicket to fall, trapping Mervin Matthew leg before wicket or four as the batsman attempted to sweep. 

Off-spinner Roston Chase, who wasn’t required to bowl, ended with three wickets for 19 runs in 15 overs while the experienced left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn took two for 38 in 19 overs.

Barbados, who are second behind leaders Guyana, gained 19 points from the game to move their overall tally to 82 while the Volcanoes only got two points and are second from last in the standings with 31 points.

Summarised scores: Windward Islands Volcanoes 250 and 144. Barbados Pride 450-5 declared. (EZS)